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Is capitalism devouring itself?

Are shareholders taking too big a bite of the profits apple? Ben Chu ponders the question...

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A new low for hedge funds

It’s fair to say that vulture funds are the scourge of impoverished countries, writes Jamie Dunkley.

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Nicola’s Notes: Wage hikes

The government needs to do more than argue that wage hikes are not affordable, writes Nicola Mawson.

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It’s everyone’s job to raise next voters and future leaders
June 22 2015 at 05:12

On the day each of one of us were born, we began our life on Earth with the most elementary strengths and abilities. Some of us were smaller, some bigger. Some were louder. Some were difficult to soothe while others were s... Read Story
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Analysis: Arrest of Odebrecht ups stakes in Petrobras probe
June 22 2015 at 05:06

In arresting Marcelo Odebrecht, Brazilian federal prosecutors have netted themselves a whale.

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SA needs to commit to improving education
June 22 2015 at 05:04

The media recently published several articles on South Africa’s prominent leaders, many holding top positions in the government, claiming they had obtained certain academic qualifications.

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‘Employee’ label would end Uber as we know it
June 19 2015 at 11:36

For the drivers, investors and customers of Uber, the “employee” label looks like a bad fit. Megan McArdle reports...

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Paris chicken deal aids SA’s inclusion in Agoa
June 19 2015 at 04:59

There has in the past few months been considerable interest and debate in the press about the on-going negotiations and the last negotiating meeting held in Paris.

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Putin, Russia set to take on a vast conspiracy
June 19 2015 at 04:45

In a recent Washington Post column, Sergei Guriev, one of Russia’s top economic thinkers, warned that President Vladimir Putin’s regime was now exclusively focused on survival, and not on a vision for the count... Read Story
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Clarity given on potential poultry job losses
June 19 2015 at 04:35

While trying to spare your readers the tit-for-tat of countering the litany of lies passed off as fact by David Wolpert of the Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (“The myth of poultry job losses”, Busi... Read Story
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Let Molefe fix Eskom now
June 18 2015 at 12:35

Eskom needs an astute political operator at its helm, writes Thebe Mabanga.

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Act on private security sector must not be passed
June 18 2015 at 04:33

There is no doubt that the inclusion of the foreign ownership limitation clause in the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act will mean plenty of pain for both the industry and South Africa, and no obvious gain... Read Story
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How to shore up the euro if Greece exits
June 18 2015 at 04:23

With bailout talks between Greece and its creditors collapsing, it seems sensible to start reflecting on what defences the euro might need against the fall-out of a nation leaving the common-currency project.

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